Hot-shot Daniels signs Fylde deal

New AFC Fylde signing Brendon Daniels insists the ambition of the club was the driving force behind his switch from league rivals Harrogate Town.

Thursday, 26th May 2016, 3:03 pm
Updated Thursday, 26th May 2016, 4:08 pm
Daniels - three-year deal
Daniels - three-year deal

The former Crewe Alexandra winger becomes the club’s second signing of the summer and joins the Coasters on a three-year deal.

Daniels finished last season as player of the year at Harrogate after netting 22 league goals as Town finished fourth in the National League North.

The 22-year-old admitted he was ‘buzzing’ as he signed his contract and said: “I can’t wait to get started. I would like to thank the chairman and the manager for showing great faith in me.

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“The vision of the club and where they want to be is very impressive and I want to help them achieve their goals.

“I knew there was interest back in January when Fylde first put a bid in, but I’ve had to wait until the end of the season for a deal to be done.

“I spoke to the manager and the chairman and everything they had to say was very positive so I’m delighted to have got it all sorted.

“I had offers from other clubs, but none of them were as appealing as what Fylde had to offer so it was a no-brainer for me really.

“Harrogate wanted me to stay but what I was told at Fylde was far more positive and exciting and they really sold it to me.

“I enjoyed my at Harrogate but it was time to move on and now I want to replicate my form here.”

Daniels, who won his first cap for the England C team in a 2-0 victory over Ukraine in Kiev back in March, has already set his targets and is confident of success with the Coasters.

He said: “The new stadium was, of course, a big draw for me and their ambition and plans over the next few years sounded like something I wanted to be involved with. I’ve seen all the plans for the new ground and it looks amazing. I can’t wait to be playing there.

“First and foremost I want to help the club get promoted and personally I’d like to see my name up there at the top of the goalscoring charts again next season. I’ve signed a three-year deal and I’d love to see the club reach the Football League in that time.

“I like to play with a lot of flair and score goals wherever the manager plays me.”